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CNN
Aug 14, 2009 4:00pm EDT
and so, i went on -- >> montana. >> and so i went searching for replacement coverage for the employees that had been laid off, only to find out that cobra doesn't apply to me because i have less than 20 employees. and that conservatively affects 80% of all workers in montana. so, they were pretty much out on their own. and i was wondering if what we can do to eliminate discrimination against small employers, as an example, we're a lumberyard, we're out there lifting boards and packing stuff all day long. every one of my remaining seven employees are fit. so, why are we and i as an employer able to provide a lesser level of benefits to my employees and yet an employer with 30 employees who sit in cubicles on their butts instead of working them off gets a better rate? >> that was a pretty good question. so, for all of you who are all sitting on your -- what did you call them? no. as i said, small businesses is probably as vulnerable as anybody. and one of the things that max has been working very hard on -- and this just doesn't get advertised, but i want to make sure e
FOX News
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
to turn to the president now. he is on his way to montana for another health care town hall. why montana? is there an expectation for a lively debate at this town hall? >> montana is a historical red state. there might be a bit more of an opportunity for controversy. on tuesday in portsmouth, new hampshire, he solicited more skeptical questions. we will see if that plays out. montana is also the home of max baucus. that committee will be the center of gravity. when congress comes back in the middle of september, the white house has set this deadline for the committee. if it does not, the white house has indicated, it might proceed strictly on its own without the -- without republicans on board. max baucus is a central figure in this legislative drama. rick: we want to hear from you if you have received an unsolicited email from the white house. tell us about it. for moron this, we have a couple of great guests. we're also joined by an editor for "the national review." everybody hates chain letters. >> particularly, if they are coming from the white house. rick: what do you make all of th
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
's in montana this morning where he held a town hall meeting yesterday. the crowd was pretty civil for the president. but he got tough, yet polite questions. >> the president has a town hall meeting in grand junction later this evening. a lot of health care related events going on. >> we have a map showing where they all are across the country. pete stark is holding three in california. he's going to be a busy guy. as you can see from the map, there's events in chicago and atlanta. >> the first lady, sasha and malia didn't stay home. they are traveling with the president this weekend. >> so is ed henry. he tells us the president is mixing business with pleasure in big sky montana. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than fly fishing. he came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee who could hold the fate of health care in his hands. >> first of all, the man working tirelessly to make sure americans get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america.
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
's meeting in montana. joining us from big sky montana is mike emanuel. good morning early to you. how did this town hall meeting go yesterday? spent it was pretty good, alysin president obama today will be parked tourist in chief taking his family to yellowstone park, doing another town hall event in grand junction, colorado. the president yesterday was in belgrade, montana, the home state of max baucus was in the middle of healthcare reform negotiations as chairman of the senate finance committee. the pitching montana is with healthcare reform. insurers would not be able to drop you if you become seriously ill. mr. obama's town hall and montana had a very campaign to appeal there was thought president obama might get feisty questions from people opposed to healthcare reform the present mostly softball questions and made reference to some of the fireworks we have seen on the news this summer with members of congress singles events. what's take a listen. st. ann out there has been a lot of attention paid to some of the town hall meetings on time around the country, especially when tepper's
PBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
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HLN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
holding a town hall meeting this afternoon on health care reform outside bozeman, montana. he's expected to talk about a part of the plan that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. >>> many of you have been asking for more information really, so many questions about the health care reform. there is one central place where you can find answers now. go to cnn.com/healthcare. there you will find coverage of the town halls including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i report and there's also information on the leading overhaul plans, the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation. i know a lot of it is very confusing and seems con volume late -- con v. >>> an armed man got a beat down. the suspect walks in pointing his weapon at the owner's wife. the husband, look at him go, tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they actually fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home and she sa
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
force one and ed henry tells us from big sky, montana, that instead of just sightseeing the president is mixing business with pleasure. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business, buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee, max baucus, who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> fist rst of all, the man who working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisors admit the fight has reached a critical age. the opposition has gained steam, capitalizing on anger over debt the and bailout at town hall meetings. >> where does that state that government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: by comparison, the president's town hall here was pretty tame. though he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he's facing. >> we keep
HLN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
. >>> president obama faced more skeptics of his health care plan in in montana yesterday and one of the toughest questions was about how the government will pay. what obama will do to cover for 46 million uninsured americans. as ed henry reports, the president admitted it won't be easy. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state senior's senior and chairman of the finance committee max baucus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledge the fight has reached a critical stage because the opposition has gained some steam. capitalizing on anger over federal bailouts and debt at many congressional town hall meetings. >> -- the government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: b
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
for reconstruction. >>> the government wants to know who killed one of montana's largest grizzly bear. u.s. fish and wildlife said they are offering a substantial reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the bear. the carcass of the grizzly was found on a ranch in northern montana. the bear, maximus weighed in at 800 pounds and stood nearly 7 1/2 feet tall. >>> we'll check in with reynolds for the forecast. >> although bill is moving away, the storm will create rip currents along the coast, main coast, virginia beach and carolinas. you need to watch for that danger. as the storm moves on we'll see a chance of scattered showers forming across parts of the northeast to the lakes of new york as far south as, say, pennsylvania back into portions of the carolinas. may deal with raindrops. same story in parts of florida. on i-95 corridor, i-55. nice and cool across much of the southeast. at least cooler than we normally get in places like atlanta and birmingham this time of year. relatively dry across the midsection. a chance of scattered showers, maybe thunderst
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
for that. and ed henry with the president in montana today as the president continues to push his health care plan. we'll be checking in with him and we're going to take you to arkansas with brianna keilar as she talks to a blue dog democrat who is seeing pushback from both sides of the divide. but first, this developing story for you. the nation's financial crisis. 72 banks have failed this year, and a federal judge warns that the biggest collapse of the year may still be looming. christine romans is part of the cnn money team and joins us from new york. what is the latest with colonial bank? >> it's a company for whom trouble has been brewing for sometime here. and indeed yesterday a federal judge issued a ruling essentially a restraining order borrowing any asset transfers in response a bank of america lawsuit. this is what the judge said. viewing colonial breech given the fact that colonial is on the brink of collapse and suspected of criminal accounting regularities, the potential for immediate substantial injury to bank of america is clear. the part folks are zeroing in on is that
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
a town hall in montana, taking the first family to nearby yellowstone park. mr. obama came because when it comes to passing reform the road truly runs through montana. raw politics from ed henry. >> reporter: montana is a nice place to visit this time of year, but the president had more on his mind than fly-fishing. he came for urgent business, buttering up the state senior center max bachus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all the man who is working tirelessly to make sure the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max bachus a round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledged the fight reached a critical stage because the opposition reached some steam, capitalizing on anger at congressional town hall meetings. >> where does this state that government has the powers to take over health care. >> reporter: by comparison the president's town hall was tame. he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he's facing. >> we keep getting the bull. that is all
CNN
Aug 13, 2009 6:38pm EDT
the campaign, going viral and we will see the president tomorrow out in montana and colorado doing the same kind of town hall he did before. they are even trying to open these town halls up so they can refute these claims that they are stacking these town halls with people. >> here is a question that intreegs me. at these town hauls, these lawmakers go out there and have exchanges with their constituents, is it more likely that the lawmaker changes the view of the con stitt went or the con stitt went changes the view of the lawmaker? >> i think the way you said the question tells us the answer. the lawmaker comes back and thinks, i have got some information. politicians, they are magical thinkers. they are in their offices. they don't know what's going on. they have polls and wizards that come in and tell them what the public is thinking. sometimes they overrely on the reality they see in their immediate environment. >> i suspect a lot of these lawmakers will come back in september with different views than early august. >> certainly, they will know about the concerns out there. i don't kno
HLN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
of north and south dakota and parts of montana. we're going to continue to talk more about the weather and keep you posted with the very latest. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> if you suffered through a pay cut during poofrt this recession, there's a chance you may get some of your paycheck back. that's great news in a bad economy. plus -- whoa. they got the world on a string. we're going to take you to the world yo-yo contest. <ó<ó<ó>> time for our salute to the troops. today's salute is from a proud dad to his son. wade wants to tell his son matt keep his eyes and ears open and e change his sock often. >> good morning. i wanted to give a sharp air force salute to senior matthew fullwood. we love and miss him a whole lot and can't wait for him to return in december. >> good advice from dad. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin so we can. >>> in about four hours a private funeral for eunice kennedy shriver is going to begin. now, a public wake was held yesterday. the sister of president john f. kenne kennedy died yesterday. sh
FOX
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
to montana, idaho. >> we're not just making states. >> oh. >> potatoes. >> if have you a question, we'll explain it to her. if you have a question -- if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> okay. >> we're traying to get free stuff. >> okay. all right. take it away. i am missing something here. i just wanted to go to montana or idaho. that is all i was talking about. >> i'm thinking jamaica being baby. >> yeah! >> you know, in sesame street where they say which one of these is not like the other. that would be me. >> you're it. >> i'm it. >> lanes are open along 66. you can see the accident activity here once i move out of your way. it is off the road to the shoulder here. the district attorney lays are stacking up out of manassas leaving business 24 trying to work your way past the scene. the lane are open. flashing lights are causing a bit of a rubbernecking delay. if you are traveling eastbound 66 before the beltway, we've got a stalled car tying up the right side of the roadway. now, southbound 2 at sterling boulevard, that is w
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
system. the president wrapped up a town hall meeting in montana and manuel gallegus is there. salesman in chief is talking about health care reform. >> president obama is using his own town hall meetings to beat back the fiery opposition boiling over in other town halls across the country. >> fight against the fear. this is not about politics. this is about helping the american people. >> reporter: while montana voted for president obama's rival in the last election and usually casts a wary eye toward washington we were hard-pressed to find ticket holders who didn't support a health care overhaul. >> i trust the government far more than private insurance companies. >> reporter: tickets for this town hall were distributed on a first come, first serve basis. most of the southing was reel gated far away from this hangar outside of the airport. >> what do we want health care when do we want it now. >> reporter: 500 demonstrators for and against health care reform staked out ground nearby. >> no one knows what is on the bill. >> reporter: many hope the president can better explain what is i
HLN
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, tomorrow in montana. there will be another one with him in colorado saturday. we will be watching today's action and bring you any new developments. >>> also, we're learning more about what really happened when police escorted a woman out of a town hall health care meeting. this is the video we've been showing you. from missouri senator mccaskill's forum. the police tried to take a sign from her that said "rosa parks, first lady of civil rights." a new youtube video shows a different angle. we'll try to highlight it. a man actually went over to her and ripped the sign out of her hands. so police ended up leading both of them away. that woman, by the way, maxine johnson, is giving her side of the story. she said she went to the forum to represent her primarily african-american neighborhoods who do not have health insurance. she said she went through security, several guards saw the sign. she comply with instructions not to unroll it. but a reporter asked to see it and johnson says people in the audience were the problem. >> and there i asked another, i said, what was the problem. it was
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 11:00am EDT
mannered. >> reporter: molino says angel and starlet were huge fans of "hannah montana." she says jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home. they brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether garrido could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> what we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property, and it looks like he lived on that property in a shed. >> reporter: as we scoured garrido's hometown looking for clues, we found this in a hardware store -- the name phil g. on a donation card. on august 17th this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and then left a $2 donation to the children's murk'll network. >> wow. ed, our ed lavandera joining us live now from antioch, california. and ed, you are learning some information about jaycee's reunion with her family. what is being done to help her adjust? >> reporter: well, first of all, her location is a tightly
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
, for the administration, it is the first of three events out in montana and colorado later this week, and it's a process that they're trying to again somewhat uphill battle because again they wanted this done by now. they didn't want to have this battle going on in august, but it's still in full swing. david? >> drums on the outside of the town hall. nbc's ron allen. ron, thanks for the report. >>> and by the way, that protester with a gun that we mentioned, his name is william costrick. he will be a guest on "hardball" tonight with chris matthews. it's coming up one hour from now. -n >>> how is the insurance industry responding to attacks from the democrats. today is not the first day the presidents a accused the industry. he once accused insurers of abuses and record profits. nancy pelosi called them, quote, villains. a democratic organization is accusing the insurance industry of, quote, stirring up fear with false rumors. the head of a group that represents insurance companies says democratic lawmakers are not helping their case by vilifying the insurance industry. they say members of congress will
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 11:00am EDT
and on the offensive today on health care reform. he is headed for a town hall meeting in montana during this make or break month in this push for reform. he could face a skeptical audience. ed henry reports from a region weary of big government. >> reporter: spend a day in the tiny town of livingston, montana, and you quickly see why the president's health care push is pushing big problems in big sky country, even from those he's trying to help. >> we have two kids and my husband is the only one working. >> reporter: sanja is uninsured so she gets discounted dental work at a local clinic. she voted for the president and agrees there needs to be reform but is worried about the details. >> i believe that there is a health care crisis. i really do. do i believe that the government needs to be more involved? no. because i think that they just whenever they get their fingers in the pot, it just kind of turns black. >> reporter: a common sentiment here where a second obama voter told us government is too big. >> we've just spent so much money on the stimulus and the t.a.r.p. and then we're going to add
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 6:00am EDT
. the ones in montana on friday night, they were given away in montana in the local area, so they don't select only supporters of the president, and if you're an opponent of the president, we've seen a couple of them who don't agree with his plans on health care reform, you can get into these forums as well. >> don't think you can get in his face. paul steinhauser, we'll see you again. >>> with the president going to yellowstone and the grand con on, our national park are in the spotlight but they need a face lift. here's how stimulus money is helping out. >>> education is more important than others but at some black colleges the money crunch can put dreams of higher education in jeopardy. mbers. but how close are you to your goals? there may be more you can do. only caduet combines two proven medicines... in a single pill to significantly lower... high blood pressure and high cholesterol. in a clinical study of patients... with slightly elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, caduet helped 48% reach both goals in just 4 weeks. caduet is one of many treatment options, in addition to
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
. out bound laborers remain closed between virginia, montana. before the lane drop here at van dorn, a stalled tractor- trailer, off the road to the the wilson bridge, inner loop runs without incident ae bridge interchange. southbound 270, an accident after the truck scales. left lane is blocked at this point. delays beginning well before hyattstown leaving route 80 down toward the scene. 355 could work well as an if alternate for you. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, we're learning more about the upcoming memoir written by former vice president dick cheney. >> we'll find out what he's saying about an alleged i between himself and george bush aheff. >>> and when you book a flight, the new requirements when we come back. >>> we're taking a trip back to 196. it's been four years since woodstock and we're going to experience it all over again.  >>> he is convicted of bombing a pan am flight over scotland more than 20 years ago. but sky news is reporting that the former libby an intelligent agent may be released from jail now due to
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
insurance proposal in montana. >>> people in our area got to voice their opinions today at a health care town hall in hagerstown, maryland. keith garvin joins us live from hagerstown with more on their part of the story. keith? >> reporter: the line in hagerstown community college began to form more than four hours before the start. residents mainly from western maryland eager to share their opinions on health care reform proposals. this was not a -- >> no sign to be apathetic anymore. people are waking up and seeing a lot of spending. their wallets are hurt. >> even though this is not a perfect bill, we know that this is not the bill that is ultimately going to be voted on. there is a civilized way of getting the truth as it is understood now. >> reporter: seems like these have become more familiar across the country in the past few week town hall meetings held by congressmen where emotions have come to the surface. in some cases crowds moving close to violence. today's host, ben cardin, faced a tough audience in towson on monday and was hope for civility. >> we hope those in attendance
FOX News
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
to be in montana and colorado. is montana today? because i think he is going to get some friction there. i think that he welcomes it. he has got to also worry about his accuracy because, number one, saying that he is going to lean out medicare and cut out waste, that's going to save enough money to pay for the plan is wrong. saying you are not going to tax anyone over $250,000 that's wrong. plans currently constituted in the house and they are not going to be -- they are not going to add up and be deficit neutral. dari: you know, i think one of the other, perhaps even a greater concern for obama is something that he also said yesterday. he almost kind of put his foot in his own mouth because he probably wanted to take it back once it came out of his mouth. he cited the post office as having problems. but u.p.s. and fedex is doing rather well. obviously the post office is government-run. which leads a lot of people to say well, if the post office is suffering, and it's government-run why in the world would we want government to run health care? i'm sure he regretted saying that because he kind of
HLN
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
'll also speak this week at town halls in montana and grand junction, colorado. >>> update on a high-speed car chase we brought you just moments ago. lasted about an hour. started about 11:45 eastern time in the upper san fernando valley. a blue honda swerving in and out of lanes driving the wrong way on surface streets going very erratically. the car finally slowed down and as you'll see in a moment, it went into a driveway and that's where police with weapons drawn boxed him in. officers pulled in and pulled the driver out. the suspect was arrested and here is the take down. he had his hands up, but he would not comply with orders to get out, apparently. so, first one officer and then the second move in and pull him out. this chase apparently started after the driver failed to yield. >>> the kennedy family is in mourning and for the death of eunice kennedy shriver, the sister of john f. kennedy died this morning. she founded the special olympics. her daughter was by her side at a massachusetts hospital. she was 88 years old. shriver's son-in-law, california governor arnold schwarze
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. in townhall stops across the country. in belgrade, montana, the president took questions from an insurance salesman. later today it is grand junction, colorado. cnn will bring you live coverage, 6:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> since this is the president's plan, his party is catching a lot of flak at the townhall sessions. republicans deny stirring up the protests at the events. in this week's gop address, utah senator orrin hatch is happy to see the opponents speaking out. >> nearly 85% of americans have coverage. and they are really worried about what reform means for them. especially our seniors. these concerns are moving from kitchen table conversations to townhall discussions. i am disappointed about the attempt to characterize the behavior of americans, expressing their concerns, as quote, unamerican, unquote. though i strongly encourage the use of respectful debate in these town halls we should not be stifling these discussions. there is nothing unamerican about disagrelts. in fact our great nation was founded on speaking our minds. families are voicing their concerns because they feel
PBS
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
in new hampshire, colorado and montana, states where the president is selling his plan this week, trying to reverse growing dissatisfaction over health care reform that showed up in polls of his own popularity. and with me now to talk about the president assess president obama's term in office so far are two editorial page editors, nolan finley of the "detroit news" and john diaz of the "san francisco chronicle," and two columnists, cynthia tucker of the "atlanta journal constitution" and robert robb of the "arizona republic." john >> john diaz, we have the president pushing back. what do you see going on? has he lost ground on health care? >> he has lost ground, and the thing i would say the president was trying to do today, very wisely in my opinion is reshape this debate, because although we are talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million people who don't have insurance in this country, the fact remains, the vast majority of americans do have coverage and that's really the audience he was going after today, because the thing the president has to persuade them that this i
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
heads to new hampshire for a town hall meeting on health care, later montana, home of senator baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. >> thank you so much. in the piece you heard david scott prom the doctor who spoke in the town hall forum if he wanted a meeting he could have one. both men got a chance to have their say last night on newsroom. >> these individuals have a right to come and express their opinion but this must be done in a very deliberate manner. this is a very complex issue. i have a health care meeting. i have a health care event every year. this was something that was orchestrated. this gentleman came there to hijack this meeting that was not about health care, and that's why i was very concerned. >> i want to talk about health care. i feel like we really need to stop doing all these distractions. this is a democracy and we need to be able to come together as adults and people with ideas and to be able to express our ideas back and forth. that's how a democracy is supposed to work. coming in and screaming and hollering and being strup
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 11:00am EDT
against critics of health care reform. he heads west this week for more meetings in colorado and montana. the white house has created a website to counter critics. >>> at the forum hosted by pennsylvania arlen specter was raucous. details from national political correspondent, jessica yellin. >> reporter: anxiety, fear, confusion. add summer heat and you've got a potent combination for a health care town hall. frustration on the sidewalk out front. >> why don't they take the health care being forced down our throat? yeah, why don't you go home! why don't i have freedom? because we elected somebody that wants to take our freedom. where does my opinion count at? >> we're entitled to be here just like you! just like you! >> reporter: and inside the auditorium. >> wait a minute! wait a minute. you want to leave? leave. >> i am going to speak my mind before i leave, because your people told me i could. >> i'm angry. i'm an american citizen. i'm a voter. i'm a taxpayer. i'm sick of the lies. >> reporter: the man at the center of it all? senator arlen specter worked to displmyths about health c
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 4:00pm EDT
again for this weekend for two town hall meetings, first on friday in bolton, montana, then saturday in grand junction, colorado. wolf? >> he's going to be busy at both those meetings and other stops, as well. thanks very much, dan lothian. jack cafferty has "the cafferty file." jack? >>> there is another view of this, of course. when it comes to town hall meetings, the democrats might want to rethink their strategy. arlen specter and claire mccaskill are the latest to be drowned out by protesters. one woman in missouri told mccaskill, quote, if they don't let us vent our frustrations out, they will have a revolution, unquote. protesters at arlen specter's meeting said they think the obama administration is going too far with health care reform. one woman shouted out, quote, this is about dismantling this country. specter said he thinks the people proetsdsing are, quote, not necessarily representative of america, but he thinks they should be heard. president obama and the democrats seem to face an increasingly uphill battle with selling health care reform to a skeptical public. peopl
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 9:00am EDT
the president heads to new hampshire for a town hall meeting on health care. later, he'll visit montana, home state of max baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. elaine quijano, cnn, the white house. >> and of course, we do want to hear your thoughts on health care. send us your i-reports at ireport.com. >>> president obama holding talks at the top of the hour with the leaders of canada and mexico. the north american summit taking place in guadalajara is focusing on the fight against swine flu. plus regional trade issues and the drug war. the summit is following one of mexico's deadliest months in fighting drug cartels. one of the most notorious kingpins to be believed in hiding el chapo, one of the world's richest men. he escaped from a mexican jail back in 2001. >> chapo is the face, he's the guy currently at war against the government of mexico, against law enforcement and military forces. >> cnn's michael ware is joining us live from guadalajara with more on el chapo. >> i understand he has robin hood type appeal. >> reporter: yeah, that's very much corre
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 1:00pm EDT
care. later, he'll visit montana, home state of max baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. elaine quijano, cnn, the white house. >>> let's take a look at where health care reform stands right now in congress. three house committees have passed separate versions of the legislation, which now have to be merged into one bill. the full house can vote on. on the senate side, two plans have to be merged, assuming a bipartisan measure ever gets out of committee, and if bills pass the house and senate, negotiators work out differences, well then both houses vote again. if the final bill passes it goes to president obama for signature so there's still a long road ahead. >>> far from the halls of the capital, health care issues hit home for many of families. little jessica is just one of them. we will have her story straight ahead this hour. >>> also, we're watching a situation right now in hollywood, florida. live pictures we will take you to here. looks like a baby whale. baby whale looking for his mom, we are told is beached. live pictures coming from our mi
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
that same message to two more town hall meetings this week. he will speak to a crowd in montana friday and saturday, holds a health care forum in grand junction, colorado. >> some other lawmakers haven't had the luxury of other crowds. police had to carry a woman out of senator claire mccaskill. >>> and ties to the michael jackson case, police searched a pharmacy yesterday. a source familiar with the investigation tells cnn, jackson's doctor bought a powerful anesthetic from the pharmacy and says he gave jackson that the day before jackson died. >> if i were an attorney, i'd be holding my breath. i think they're making it very clear they're looking solely to dr. murray with respect to this propofol. and may be looking at others but with respect to the manslaughter investigati investigation, i think he's solely in their sights. >>> we told you about michael jackson's tribute concert in austria. you won't have to get plane tickets. but they're working to get it broadcast world-wide and tickets are supposed to go on sale august 20. >>> and we heard about the plane on the tarmac seven hour
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
on health care in montana today, and colorado tomorrow. in montana it's in a very conservative part of the state. and meantime today his plan gets a boost from a group of drugmakers, doctors and hospitals which is starting to run ads supporting the health care initiative. the faa says an air traffic controller was on a personal phoncall during last weekend's midair collision over new york. it says the call probably had no bearing on the crash, but both the controller and his supervisor, who was outside of the building, are now suspended. >>> and there is new and disturbing video of that crash. nbc news has obtained these exclusive images which show the moment of impact when the plane and the helicopter collided, killing nine people. investigators will be analyzing this case to see what can be learned. reinforcements on the ground and in the air are expected today in northern california, where a wildfire has forced 2000 people from their homes. higher humidity and lighter winds should help the situation. >>> taiwan's president did raised the death toll from a devastating typhoon to a
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 5:00am EDT
for health care reform with two more town hall meetings this week in montana and colorado. at a relatively calm town hall meeting in new hampshire yesterday, the president began calling his initiative by a new name. he's calling it insurance reform. he said that those with private insurance will be able to keep it with more protections if they get sick. those without insurance will be able to choose from a number of plans, one of which would be government-run. mr. obama also shot down rumors that his plan calls for the forced euthanasia of seniors. >> where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear no reselance to anything that's actually been proposed. >> about 200 demonstrators showed up outside the meeting. one man came with an unconcealed gun, which is legal in new hampshire. he said he wanted to make a political statement that if you don't exercise your rights, you lose them. >>> a close call for an injured hiker. his dramatic rescue was caught on tape. the 34-year-old broke his ankle while hiking along the shenandoah nationa
HLN
Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
the northern rockies coming out of montana through salt lake city north of you guys. ought to be dry for most of day. not much going on there. you get across the east coast, here's where you problems begin. around north carolina and south carolina, mainly around that frontal boundary. zero in toward the region. the most powerful action is around the coast from wilmington towards charleston. zero in right now. look at the squall that jumps off the coach around myrtle beach. lots of lightning. north of charleston, south of wilmington beach. showers in north carolina, virginia as well. soggy for the first part of the day. later this afternoon it'll begin to die down a little bit. as for florida, things are drying up nicely until you get towards the panhandle. this may become our next tropical depression. so far it has not. looks pretty organized now. let me show you an i-report from this weekend. trying to get a football game going. not so fast. look at this squall line that races in. heavy downpours. 80 mile per hour gusts. obviously postponed the game a little bit. you can see why. visibility
NBC
Aug 10, 2009 7:00am EDT
. iowa's going to be normal this week. not too bad. above normal montana and into the dakotas. looks like t >>> well, this is day two of a three-day heat wave. it's probably going to be the hottest day of the summer. we have a heat advisory for these areas in orange. includes washington, arlington, fairfax and prince george's counties and east. we're near 80 degrees and we'll peak in the upper 90s this afternoon. combinatioof that humidity and heat will make it feel like 105 for a few hours mid to late afternoon. hazy sunshine. morrow p >> to find out if it's hot, cold, wet, dry where you are, go to weather.com 24 hours a day. >> stephae, thanks very much. >>> when we come back, five things that could be ruining your teeth. >>> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> this morning on "today's" health, five thangs could be ruining your teeth. dr. nancy rosen is a dentist here in new york city. when you think of things that ruin teeth, you think of dark colored liquids like coffee, tea, soda. >> color that is nothing to do with it. what's damaging our teeth are sugars and
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
hypnotized. >> go hoda. >> town hall meetings in montana and colorado are next on president obama's agenda this week as he defends his proposed health care overhaul. at a gathering in new hampshire tuesday he urged the crowd to ignore critics who he said try to scare and mislead. but he did not face any of the angry outbursts that have disrupted meetings held by other democrats in recent days. >>> u.s. marines launched a major campaign today to uproot the taliban from a key town in southern afghanistan. their push comes one week before 56 began elections, which the taliban has vowed to disrupt. >>> a politician who hosts the popular tv crime show in brazil is acced of having drug dealers murdered so hisameras could be first on the scene. he calls the accusations absurd. >>> a prayer service takes place in new york today for victims of saturday's midair collision between a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter. the last of nine bodies were recovered tuesday from the hudson river along with a large section of the plane. >>> a new study showsspirin can keep colon cancer from returning, and
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